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02-16-2011, 04:11 AM
Bahrain protesters urge more pressure on rulers

MANAMA, Bahrain -- Protesters occupying a central square in Bahrain's capital are calling for a third day of rallies to demand sweeping political reforms from the Gulf nation's rulers.

Thousands of demonstrators spent the night in a makeshift tent city in Manama's landmark Pearl Square. Some broke away early Wednesday to join a funeral procession for a man killed during clashes with riot police a day earlier in the strategic island nation - home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet.